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The Smart City Of The Future Is Coming

17.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

First we had smart phones, then smart tech and the internet of things… now Bristol – home to cider, and one of the friendliest accents south of Newcastle - has announced plans for Bristol is Open; a multi-million pound experiment…

Clearing Up Social Media

16.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

Life can be confusing. Do I want gravy or vinegar on my chips at tea? Why do northerners call dinner ‘tea’? Will this revealing picture of my buttocks on Facebook get me in a whole mess of trouble? (That last…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 13th March

13.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

Happy red nose day everyone! We hope you’re enjoying some lols for charity, and raising some munz for a good cause while you’re at it! In the meantime, we’ve been talking about National Apprenticeship Week, the rise of cloud-based scams, the…

Why It’s Important To Keep Your Domain Information Up To Date

12.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

There are lots of things that we do on a daily basis without reaaally understanding why; and most of these probably come down to a negative correlation between the amount of confusing information involved and the amount of time we have.…

Proud To Be From .Wales?

11.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

Celebrating the beautiful green land of Wales, the Welsh top level domains .wales and .cymru became available for private and public registration on St David’s Day at the start of this month. So, if you’re keen to help boost the country’s…

Cloud-Based Scams Set To Soar

10.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

As with any emerging tech, as its popularity rises, so does the big red target on its back. Researchers at security firm Proofpoint say cloud-based services (not to be confused with cloud hosting!) are the next big arena in the…

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

9.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

National Apprenticeship Week kicks off today and it’s set to be a cracker! For many young people, an apprenticeship can provide a much-needed opportunity to earn while they learn, and gives them skills and qualifications that will benefit them for…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 6th March

6.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

This week has been a fair rollercoaster of user experience tips, IKEA’s new embedded chargers, a new security scare and calls for more regulations on drones. Now, enjoy dat weekend… after you’ve enjoyed this week’s roundup. Is your TV listening…

The New Droner Registry

5.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

If you’re a droner (drone owner – oh yeah, I went there) then you could soon be required to register your tech. The House of Lords EU committee has called for a registry for drone owners in an attempt to…

Don’t Freak Out…Yet

4.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

A new flaw – dubbed FREAK (possibly the best security scare nickname yet) – is affecting a heck-tonne of Apple and Google users (including about a third of encrypted websites at last count). If you’re using one of the affected…